Slowdown effect of Abilify

We have 364 consumer reports for Abilify. Slowdown effect occurred in 1%.

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  1. Janet D. Collier says:
    4.5 rating

    Abilify for Concentration disorders; Depression

    Antipsychotics (first Seroquel, later Abilify) were the most horrible drug experience of my life. Horrible … Under Seroquel I had NO ideas anymore. I felt like my brain and mind were in chains, I felt inhibited and thinking slowed down, it was awful. The term chemical straitjacket fits it very well. And Abilify has caused me a terrible joylessness (also called anhedonia). No matter what I did, I absolutely did not enjoy it. In my worst depressive times it was not so bad. I swore never to touch NL again. I find it terrifying how a drug can take away so much creativity and individuality, vitality and initiative and that without making you tired. I was not tired of it. but otherwise the antipsychotics were paralyzing in every way. ————————————————– ———————– Seroquel for the treatment of concentration problems Because it can help against concentration problems, I have taken 600 mg of Seroquel Prolong for 7 weeks. I had NO ideas and under this condition I suffered a lot. Fatigue disappeared in 10 days, lack of ideas did not disappear. The withdrawal was a liberation. Klaus Windgassen in the Deutsches Ärzteblatt, issue 48/2004: “Under classical neuroleptics, on the contrary, psychological changes can occur which are often barely distinguishable from this [negative symptoms] and are therefore also called secondary negative symptoms. Patients may suffer from neuroleptic-induced affective depletion, more often there is still a decline in coagulative processes or a loss of spontaneity and trauma. Although these accompanying effects of neuroleptic therapy are completely reversible (as well as, as a rule, the physical side effects), they can considerably burden the patient. I do not know if Seroquel belongs to the classic neuroleptics. In any case, the LETTERING describes exactly how Seroquel worked for me. Whether Seroquel helped me with the concentration, I can not say. I did not get any concentration problems after weaning until today (4 years later). I found out what was causing my concentration problems. Namely that too many worries have gone along. To make worries aware — & gt; Concern consciously pushing aside because I want to do this activity now — & gt; I can concentrate properly. The Seroquel was just awful, I had NO ideas anymore. How many incidents you have constantly, you only notice when that’s gone. Quite apart from the fact that I want to work in the thesis in a working group that develops new devices for analytics in chemistry, I have to bring in my own ideas. At the time, I also wrote a choir set for two gospel songs, for my church choir. This was no longer possible under Seroquel, I had no more melodies in my head. A horrible condition, something like that. No more Seroquel I could not laugh anymore under the influence of Seroquel. The round was laughing and I knew that normally I would laugh, but it did not work. It’s not under the influence of Seroquel. I suffered from joylessness because of Seroquel. Music gave me nothing more, sex has given me nothing more. It was generally difficult or impossible to develop positive feelings under the influence of Seroquel. More difficult than in depressive phases, which I have by nature, it is still better and more often than under the influence of Seroquel. I also suffer in depressive phases with joylessness, but not without gaps. There are always bright spots where I can look forward perfectly. The joyless that causes me Seroquel, is complete and therefore worse. I suffer more from the condition that Seroquel causes me than from the depressive phases. Because of the joylessness I got 30 mg Citalopram prescribed. But that did not help. Only settling Seroquel has benefited. ————————————————– ———————– Because of my complaints about Seroquel the clinician changed me to Abilify. I tolerated it even worse. One week seroquel washout, then 10 days without antipsychotics, then over 9 days creeping on Abilify 10 mg. The citalopram I have continued all the time. Here is the review of Abilify: ——————————————– —————————– Abilify for the treatment of depression and concentration problems I have

    Side effects: Depressive moods; Slowdown
  2. William J. Gowdy says:
    4.5 rating

    Abilify for Psychosis

    I would like to share my brother’s story because I think it’s very important! He was 20 years old when he was a bit depressed, he did not really know what he wants to do in the future! After he went to the doctor and Abilify prescribed it took him less than 3 weeks until he barely spoke, I could only bring out short sentences from him and his thoughts were a bit confused, which was not the case before. He says that he does not feel well, the medication does not really help but he waits! He became very sluggish and barely able to do sports! After 2-3 months came the diagnosis he had a psychosis, schebephraene schizophrenics were told! My brother did not think he was telling what the doctor told him, and he still did not feel better. He always felt very tired and sleepy, his energy and zest for life disappeared, his legs began to tremble, this often went on for hours. Despite discussions with the doctor that these are wrong, it was not recommended to discontinue the medication, he now had tremors in his legs and arms! We were told that it takes a long time until Abilify and Solian work, he took both! By the Solian he was already in bed at 6 o’clock in total deep sleep, one could wake him only with difficulty! We felt powerless, he suddenly took on, was no longer in the jogging, because he lacked the strength, before the drugs, he had done a lot of sports! That made him even worse, he was depressed, it was hard for him to enjoy and he did not know why! He still said he did not think he had this disease, the doctor saw him as I found out only once a month. In the beginning he was in a clinic to see what he has, we got him out after 2 months because it seemed to him as shallow as if he suddenly did not enjoy anything anymore. The trembling in legs and arms was quite strong and lasted for 6 months, moreover, after 8 months, he could barely think straight. He spoke very slowly and it took a long time until he answered. Do not get me wrong, I’m sure Abilify will help some people, but I want to share my story. Since it seems that a young person has probably been misdiagnosed, he lost the feeling of being happy, could no longer do sports, did not concentrate, shaking his legs for hours! I do not think Abilify was the right drug for him, the doctor thought he was recovering without knowing how awful he felt! In the end he took his life after 11 months with medication. Due to the fact that the doctor told him that he probably never gets well again and probably has to take medication for years, he felt uncomfortable with friends and strangers, ashamed when they saw him, since he could barely walk, sit without shaking that was only trembling due to the medication! There was no life for him to know that all the symptoms might last for years, so he could not find a job; in the end, he could barely preserve, he took his life believing that it was better than anything to live the cruel side effects! I want to share his story because we were too scared to get him off medications even though he was getting worse. But after taking Abilify after only 2 months, it takes at least 2 months to get it out of his system slowly, it’s a long way off and it’s very dangerous to drop it off as it can make us feel very bad during that time warned that he could commit suicide if we just stop! The question is why it is so quickly prescribed to young people, if it is not even sure what they have, it can change the whole person after only a few months! My brother has not been cleared up about all the risks!